The two teams will meet on October 24 at the Camp Nou in a derby that Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo describes as “historic” because of the world-class players who have played in it throughout the years.
“It’s still the same for me. It is still the best football match ever played “Benzema stated to ESPN.
“It makes no difference who is present, who has left, or who will join. The match between Real Madrid and Barcelona is historic. Before [Zinedine] Zidane, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, and [Samuel] Eto’o, there was [Zinedine] Zidane, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, and [Samuel] Eto’o. Real Madrid versus. Barcelona will always be a matchup between the two clubs.”
Benzema insists that despite Barcelona’s sluggish start to the season, Los Blancos should not overlook their opponents and warns against complacency.
Benzema continued, “There’s never a good time to play [them].” “A team like Barcelona, or any other top team, can have a bad game and then recover. Even if they haven’t performed well so far, it’s a match we can’t afford to lose.”
Benzema also confessed that winning the Ballon d’Or would be a dream come true for him, and that this goal has served as a source of inspiration for him to improve his game.
“It’s been a dream and a motivation for me since I was a kid,” Benzema said.
“The Ballon d’Or honors the world’s top players, and it’s an honor to be included on the list. It’s quite rewarding to count who’s on there. It has always been a goal.
“I don’t worry about the Ballon d’Or when I’m playing. I consider assisting the team in winning and putting on a show.
“The Ballon d’Or is the outcome of that because it has a more individual focus, but it’s all about the group.”